It’s nearing Rise4Disability next week and we have saved the best until last! We wanted to take this opportunity to look at some of the mobility options on show next week. Before we look at wheelchairs at Rise South East though, there is one thing to cover first.
There will be a Changing Places available on the day. Provided by Migloo, the Changing Place will be equipped with a hoist, bed and privacy screens to ensure that you feel comfortable whilst being assisted to the toilet. If you’ve not yet done it, there is still time to register for your free tickets. Click here to register for your free tickets and save time having to register on the day.
Sunrise Wheelchairs at Rise South East
We’ve not yet been able to tell you much about the Q100R, the new rear-drive Quickie wheelchair. However, it is a robust low-end need wheelchair packed with benefits such as large batteries, a decent tension backrest and the great Quickie warranty. It’s available with three different colour swashes too.
The really good news as well is that it is available on Motability for under £30 per week. The better news is that delivery lead time is only several weeks.
Alongside this, we anticipate that Sunrise will have their manual wheelchair range on show, including the Quickie Helium and the Quickie Krypton. If you’ve not read about them, have a look at our reviews.
Whilst we don’t doubt that the Edge 2.0 and the i-Level technology will be on show, the things that’s exciting us more is whats due shortly after Rise4Disability. However, as the controller and i-Level tech is very similar, you’ll be able to get a good idea of what Quantum have to offer.
Aimed at a market with a higher clinical need, these reclining, tilt and lift wheelchairs are available in front, mid and rear drive. Our favourite bit though is the levels of customisation that Quantum will go to for their customers.
Technically a combination of a walker and wheelchair, the Topro team offers something for those who perhaps don’t require a full time wheelchair. The Rollz Motion 2 has a maximum user weight of 125kg / 19st 9lb, seat dimensions of 42cm x 45cm x 55cm and a minimum and maximum user height of 1.60m to 1.90m / 5ft 3” to 6ft 3”.
This means that the Rollz Motion 2 can accommodate most users and is ideal for anyone that requires the assistance of a rollator and wheelchair but does not wish to purchase both.
Greencare Wheelchairs at Rise South East
Last but definitely not least, Greencare’s wheelchairs are UK built and modular. We’ve been to see their facilities in Middlesbrough, where they’re made and were impressed. Available with a range of wheel sizes and power options, the core frame is complemented by a simple range of user choices.
The Managing Director, Colin Scarsi, is really proud of their manual wheelchairs, which are so modular that if your needs change, they can just switch out the relevant parts if required. The design of all their wheelchairs also allow tolerances for change.
Pictured above is the lightweight Active DB1, which is rated at a max user weight of 135Kg. The upholstery is tension adjustable and breathable, which means that you won’t get as hot as you otherwise might. The power version is the EP1C. Both wheelchairs fold up the middle and there isn’t a need to remove the batteries either.
Whilst many people might turn their noses up at such a basic wheelchair, if you’re a part time user or someone who needs a wheelchair that’s strong and durable over an ultralight high-end wheelchair, you’d be daft not to visit Greencare.
That’s wheelchairs at Rise South East
We’re really excited and can’t wait to see you there. You can catch Review My Wheelchair Live at the Ability and Advice Zone. We’ll be ‘talking’ at 12:30. It’s bring your own lunch and we promise laughter and a review or two during our little show.
Don’t forget to register – see you there!